In an editorial, the New Jersey Star-Ledger Editorial Board raged against Republican NJ state senator Mike Doherty over comments he made that were published in an article by Mike Kelly. Doherty made some interesting points. But in N.J. senator, a white man, just wants to feel 'comfortable' in America, the Star-Ledger fpcussed on what it saw as Doherty’s “bigotry”:
Now, in a Record column by Mike Kelly that profiles him as President Trump's lonely cheerleader in New Jersey, Doherty says the U.S. shouldn't take any more immigrants from certain countries: "non-European" nations that are not part of a "Judeo-Christian culture."
Left these comments:
I read the Kelly article. Doherty makes a good point about the economy. America has a mixed economy—a mixture of free market capitalism and statism; that is, a politically corrupted economy. This allows the politically connected to “rig the system” in their favor through government favoritism.
But he’s dead wrong that America is a “European" and "Judeo-Christian culture." Despite the fact that America is numerically of majority European descent and Christian, America is a secular individualist culture and government. Has Doherty not read the Declaration of Independence? Has he not read the Constitution, especially the First Amendment? Has he not read the inscription on the Statue of Liberty?
Doherty’s view actually has a lot in common with the Left, with it’s high-brow racism snuck in as “multiculturalism” and “diversity” based on ethnicity. Both the Left and the social Right are collectivist. Both sides deny American culture, which is individualist—a nation where people can leave their suffocating political, cultural, religious, and family baggage behind and start fresh in a land of intellectual, political, and economic freedom. A place where, in theory if not so much any longer in practice, people are judged individually on attributes of choice, such as the content of their characters and the sum of their achievements, rather than uncontrollable and unchosen group similarities.
Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers—Brooke Allen